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Birding in the Era of Coronavirus, STAGE EIGHT, November 2020.
Written by Jos   

Stage Eight. National Quarantine, Bird Exodus.

November, most birds long since migrated out, the weather generally grey, damp and drab, always of month of gloom in Lithuania - lovely! Add the imposition of a national quarantine to curb the spiralling Covid cases and all the ingredients are there for a pretty gloomy month...but that said it did start in style with a very impressive Ural Owl in Vilnius city centre!

 

Ural Owl

 

Last Updated ( Saturday, 14 November 2020 )
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Birding in the Era of Coronavirus, STAGE SEVEN, October 2020.
Written by Jos   

Stage Seven. The Resurgence, October 2020.

As across Europe, back comes the Coronavirus, a higher intensity than in spring and an upward trajectory, the numbers of cases rising to over a hundred a day by the end of September, rising suddenly mid-month to over 400, then 600 a day (the highest total in spring was less than 80). By the month's end, the country was looking at 1000 cases a day ...for a little country, that is quite a lot, the number of cases per 100,000 now sitting pretty much average for Europe. But to that backdrop, pitifully few measures are in place to slow the rise.

 

Pygmy Owl

Last Updated ( Friday, 06 November 2020 )
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Butterflies of the Italian Alps, August 2020.
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Apollo

 

A short trip, primarily targeting late summer butterflies of Trentino, a picturesque area of the Alps north-west of Milan. Highly successful it proved, the five days producing no less than 73 species, including 15 species of ringlet and grayling, as well as other delights such as Provinçal Short-tailed Blue and both Apollo and Small Apollo.


Last Updated ( Monday, 26 October 2020 )
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